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Author:  freddiethefox
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Date:  5/23/2011 6:51:00 PM
Subject:  7 clean days
Message:  Hi Rabbi,
I am emailing about the source and therefore obligation of 7 clean days. Apparently the discussion of 7 clean days starts in the gemara, where authorities are discussing, the custom of "some" women who took this upon themselves 7 clean days. it also seems this is to apply to a Zavah, which is likely sexual disease of some sort, and not pertaining to a normal period flow.
My question is how did this custom, which doesn't even apply to normal niddah, but zavah, make it to Shulkhan Aruch, and codified into obligatory jewish law. I just don't see how I am obligated to stay away from my wife for 12-14 days.

It seems to me upon investigation Din Torah is 7 days of period.

Please tell me where my logic is misguided.
Reply:  The Shulchan Aruch is based on the Gemara. You seem to be a little learned. Please look at the sources in the Shulchan Aruch and you'll understand. (The Tzedukim just follow the Din Torah as it was written.)

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